MADRENSE Watson, 1888
Type : Pringle 1241, collected on dry ledges in the Sierra Madre, Chihuahua, Mexico, Oct. 1887.
Distribution : Mexico : Chihuahua, 2600 - 3000 m.
First Description by S. Watson :
Perennial, with a somewhat creeping rootstock.
Branching stems 6 inches [15 cm] high or less, leafy, glabrous.
Leaves numerous, sessile, ligulate-oblanceolate, obtusish, 3 or 4 lines [7.5 - 10 mm] long.
Flowers shortly pedicellate in loose spreading cymes, sepals oblong, obtuse, 2 lines [5 mm] long, petals purple, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, 3 to 3.5 lines [7.5 - 8.75 mm] long, stamens included, the scales very short and truncate-flabelliform, carpels equalling the petals, acuminate with the slender styles, becoming divaricately divergent.